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Poster: AnnaN Date: May 12, 2009 12:59pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Geocities Closing Down

This FAQ contains instructions on submitting a site for inclusion:

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#The_Wayback_Machine

How can I get my site included in the Wayback Machine?

Alexa Internet has been crawling the web since 1996, which has resulted in a massive archive. If you have a web site, and you would like to ensure that it is saved for posterity in the Internet Archive, and you've searched wayback and found no results, you can visit the Alexa's "Webmasters" page at http://www.alexa.com/help/webmasters#crawl_site.

Method 2: if you have the Alexa tool bar installed, just visit a site.

Method 3: while visiting a site, use the 'show related links' in Internet Explorer, which uses the Alexa service.

In all cases, ensure that your site's 'robots.txt' rules and in-page META robots directives do not tell crawlers to avoid your site.

Sites are usually crawled within 8 weeks of submission, sometimes much sooner. However, there is a 6-14 month lag between the date a site is crawled and the date it appears in the Wayback Machine.

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Poster: AndyG31 Date: Jul 5, 2009 7:35pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Geocities Closing Down

I'm sure that Alexa is well aware of the existence of Geocities.com.

Users manually submitting Geocities URLs to Wayback Machine is not appropriate in this particular case.

Wayback Machine needs to do a special, thorough crawl of Geocities, saving as much as possible, including all images.

There is not much time left, Wayback Machine need to take action.

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Poster: AnnaN Date: Jul 29, 2009 11:06am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Geocities Closing Down

A special collection has been established for Geocities: http://www.archive.org/web/geocities.php